In this tour, we will visit the northern part of Bali where there are several waterfalls available to visit. We choose Sekumpul waterfall because it is definitely the best waterfall in the island. This tour will incorporate a quite long drive through winding road and over three hours trek through hundreds of steps on narrow path, various tropical plantations, jungle and bridge. You will also need to cross the rivers to get a closer look at the waterfall.
Pick up time will be at around 8 o'clock in the morning (depending on your hotel location). The drive will take you through winding roads and cool mountainous area of Bali. On the way to get there you will also pass several interesting spots like coffee plantation, Jatiluwih rice terrace and Bedugul with its beautiful view of Ulun Danu water temple. You can optionally visit these sites if you are interested (on the way to/from your hotel).
First optional stop is visiting the Jatiluwih, a huge extensive rice field which has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the world heritages. Here you can see stunning view of rice terraces unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side. According to its name Jati and Luwih, Jati means 'really' and Luwih means 'good or beautiful', this place is just so beautiful which make it one of top things that you have to visit during your Bali trip. Type of rice paddies planted here are mostly different compared to other farming area in Bali. Paddies here grow taller and take a bit longer to grow before they are ready to be harvested.
Jatiluwih is also famous of its organic agriculture system due to its location in the plateau of Mount Batukaru which is suitable for the agriculture development. As Jatiluwih is located right at the foot of Mt. Batukaru, you will also get a beautiful scenery of the mountain area along with its fresh air and natural panorama.
Second optional stop is visiting the Bedugul which is very famous of its Ulun Danu water temple. This temple is dedicated to the goddess of the lake (Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu). The temple was built in 17th century to worship the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, as well as the goddess of lake Dewi Danu. The sight and cool atmosphere here have made the lake and this temple a favourite sightseeing and recreational destination as well as a top spot for photo opportunity.
After visiting the temple, you can opt to have lunch at a restaurant overlooking the lake Bratan (included).
It will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour drive from Bedugul until we get to our main destination which is the Sekumpul Waterfall. Once we get there, we will start the 3 hours trek (shorter trek is also available) to explore the waterfalls and it's surroundings. Sekumpul itself means 'collection' as there are more than one waterfall. After a few minutes walk through small roads, local people's houses, plantations and small river; you will be greeted by the waterfall duo of Sekumpul. You can also see another collection of waterfall on the far side (only one visible from the distance though there are actually three or more waterfalls there). Feel free to take a lot of picture here, you can also ask your guide to take picture of you with the waterfall as the backdrop.
Continue the trekking by walking through the small downstairs. Those steps sometime can be slipery during rainy season, fortunately there are railings alongside the steps that you can grab for support.
At the end of the steps, we will cross the river through a bridge and then you can choose which waterfall you want to visit first.
Waterfall duo is the first waterfall we will visit from up close. You need to pass some muddy path alongside the river and a big tree before getting to the rocky river which block the access to the waterfall.
We will need to cross that rocky river to get to the base of waterfal duo. Some people can cross the river by just stepping on the rocks without touching the water. If you are wearing shoes, take them off before crossing the river.
After visiting the waterfall duo, we will go towards the other collection of waterfalls. We will have to pass another river for several times to be able to get closer to the waterfall trio.
Finally you get to the waterfall trio. There are at least three waterfalls there (could be more during rainy season). Don't pass up the oportunity to have a swim and take photos of these amazing waterfall.
On the way back to the parking area, you will walk through another small narrow roads alongside the river cliff and hike through some upstairs. Along the way you may hear the cricket's sound or birds singing and sometimes a few monkeys hanging on the tree. During fruit season, you will see various kind of tropical fruit (durian, mangosteen, rambutan etc.). There is also a restaurant just before the parking area where you can optionaly have meals before going back to your hotel.
(Booking minimum: 2 participants, special price is available for group booking)
(US$ 90 for solo traveller)
4 - 5 people = US$ 50/pax
6 - 7 people = US$ 45/pax
> 7 people = US$ 40/pax
For group booking and details information, please contact us!